Remarkable cold creates water headaches
January 15, 2009
The sub-zero temperatures that have hit the Upper Midwest aren't just unpleasant to step into -- they're a major cause of water headaches when pipes freeze
. The problem is that water expands when it freezes
. This accounts for the importance of good insulation and adequate heating capacity inside municipal water pressure-booster stations
-- since a burst in a 3" or 6" municipal water pipe can be a much bigger disaster than that of a household water line.
last revised January 2009